Estonian Air to Switch from Gatwick to London City
London City Airport is the closest to the city center, but has fewer connections than other airports.
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National air carrier Estonian Air says it will replace its Tallinn-Gatwick route with flights to the single-runway London City airport next March.
Currently, the airline offers flights to Gatwick Airport, the UK's second biggest, for its twice-weekly London flights. However, the company announced in July that it would discontinue those flights in October due to changes in its fleet.
Speaking to ETV, Estonian Air CEO Tero Taskila said that flights to London City are shorter than those to Gatwick and the airport is not so prone to pre-landing delays. He also said that flights on the new route will be increased to three per week in the spring and to six during the summer.
Taskila said the British Embassy in Estonia helped the company secure favorable conditions for arrivals and departures at the airport.